England destroyed the Netherlands to become the highest ODI team total England broke their record in the first match of the ODI series against the Netherlands. Jos Buttler, David Malan and Philip Salt’s centuries and Liam Livingston’s fifty sets a world record for England’s 498 runs in 50 overs.
The Netherlands, who won the toss and elected to field first, will never forget this day. Holland’s start was not bad. They were able to return Jason Roy, who scored 1 run quickly. Malan and Salt put on 222 for the second wicket. Malan hit 9 fours and 3 sixes off 109 balls, while Salt hit 14 fours and three sixes off 93 balls. At the time, England had no such hope for a world record. But Jose Buttler, who came to the crease in the fourth, surprised the crowd with his explosive batting.
Buttler hit a 47-ball century. Buttler hit a 46-ball century against Pakistan. Buttler was the top three ODI batsman to score a century in ODIs. Buttler hit 7 fours and 14 sixes in 70 balls. Buttler would have broken Rohit’s world record if he had gone down as the opener. The batting strike rate was 231.42.
The world record was broken by England when Liam Livingston (66 *) fired along with Buttler. Livingston scored 66 off 22 balls, including six fours and six sixes. Buttler and Livingston’s fiery performances in the IPL can be said to have continued despite their inclusion in the national team. With today’s performance, Livingston became the fastest player to score a half-century in ODIs for England. Livingston scored a half-century off just 17 balls. Ian Morgan’s record of 21 half-centuries in 2018 against Australia has been broken. It’s sure to be an unforgettable match for the Netherlands bowlers.
In 2018, the highest team total in ODI cricket was 481 for 6 against Australia in Nottingham in the allotted 50 overs. With the match, England became the first team to reach the highest three-match total in ODI cricket. England had scored 444 against Pakistan in 2016 in Nottingham itself.
England has scored 198 runs in the last 12 overs alone. England hit 26 sixes in the match. With this, England surpassed their record of six sixes in an ODI inning. England had previously scored 25 sixes against Afghanistan in Manchester in 2019 and 24 sixes in 2019 against the West Indies.